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by Kellicker PG
 

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include the following:

Medical Treatment

Common medical treatment may include:
Common medical treatment may include:
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Steroid injection to the joint
  • Modified activity
  • Physical therapy to strengthen muscles
Generally, this treatment is tried for several weeks. If there is no improvement, then surgery is considered.

Surgical Treatment

Arthroscopy uses a thin, lighted tube inserted through a small incision to view the injury and fix it. Small instruments are threaded through this tube. The torn labrum may be removed or sewn together.
Arthroscopy uses a thin, lighted tube inserted through a small incision to view the injury and fix it. Small instruments are threaded through this tube. The torn labrum may be removed or sewn together.

Rehabilitation

After surgery, you may be fitted with a brace. This will provide support and aid healing. A therapist will work with you. The therapy will include strength exercises and a plan to increase your weight bearing.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org

Arthroscopy Association of North America
http://www.aana.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


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Burnett SJ, Della Rocca GJ, et al. Clinical presentation of patients with tears of the acetabular labrum. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 2006;88:1448-1457.


Hip Labral Tears. Arthorscopy Association of North America website. Available at: https://www.aana.org/VideoEducationLibrary/Articles/HipLabralTears/tabid/130/Default.aspx. Accessed May 6, 2013.


Hunt DH, Clohisy J, et al. Acetabular Labral Tears of the Hip in Women. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - Volume 18, Issue 3 (August 2007).


O'Kane J. Anterior hip pain. Am Fam Physician. 1999 Oct 15;60(6):1687-1696. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/991015ap/1687.html. Accessed May 6, 2013.

 

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